Odwalla juice left out overnight...
- gmm May 13, 2009 12:40 PM
I picked up a bottle of Odwall Mango Tango last night at the grocery store and stuck it in my purse while unpacking groceries. Just a few minutes ago I remembered it, but its been sitting around at room temperature for about 15 hours now. It wasn't opened and it's a pasteurized juice. Do you think it's still good?
It's probably good from a bacterial standpoint. But you do need to refrigerate Odwalla, because if you leave fresh whole juices like Odwalla at room temperature for a couple of days, they start to ferment and will eventually explode. I once left an Odwalla bottle (C monster, I think) with just a few dregs in the bottom, capped, on my desk at work over the weekend. When I came in Monday, the bottle was on its side, the cap was several feet away, and there was a fine spatter of juice over a surprisingly large area! I've also seen Odwalla bottles explode in a fridge when past their expiration date (now that's a mess!).
Original poster, if your juice smells fine, taste it, and if it tastes fine, drink it.